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How can medical students practice surgery without placing patients at risk? Stanford surgeons and computer scientists are working together to create a hands-on surgical simulators with incredibly realistic sense of touch. Associate Professor Nikolas Blevins (Otolaryngology) and Professor Kenneth Salisbury (Computer Science and Surgery) demonstrate Stanford's surgery simulators.
The project received special funding from Bio-X, part of Stanford's Initiative on Human Health. Bio-X brings together faculty from biology, medicine, engineering, and other fields so they can join forces to benefit patients. Recorded 2007.
Bio-X Program at Stanford University: http://biox.stanford.edu/
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